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Montrezl Harrell scored 14 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures as the seventh-ranked Cardinals routed Missouri-Kansas City 90-62 on Wednesday night.
Facing first-year Kangaroos coach Kareem Richardson, Louisville reminded the former Cardinals assistant what he left behind to take the UMKC job. Though less dominant on offense than in last December's 99-47 victory over the Kangaroos, the Cardinals (7-1) controlled the game throughout and steadily pulled away in the second half.
They manhandled UMKC 44-24 in the paint, forced 20 turnovers that led to 29 points and outrebounded the Kangaroos 49-29, grabbing 22 on the offensive end.
Chane Behanan came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 11 rebounds. Chris Jones, Russ Smith and Luke Hancock each added 10 points and combined for five of Louisville's 10 3-pointers. The Cardinals shot 33 of 77 from the field (43 percent).
Nelson Kirksey and Martez Harrison had 14 points apiece for UMKC (1-6).
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Kareem Richardson took on a lot with Missouri-Kansas City as his first head coaching job. The Kangaroos were coming off an 8-24 season and moving to a new league, a lot of transition for the program and the former Louisville assistant.
And judging from the 90-62 pasting UMKC took Wednesday night from the seventh-ranked Cardinals, Richardson has his work cut out for him.
James Brosher – AP During his press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino confirmed that his team will take on Indiana next season in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will take place on Dec. 7. There had been rumblings of this potential match-up throughout the offseason, but nothing was officially confirmed. Mark...
Rick Pitino tinkering with who knows what, employing all kinds of player combinations, searching for answers.
For much of the game, the coach remaining seating, resting his chin on his clasped hands, saving most of his animated discussions for Russ Smith.
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University of Louisville junior forward Chane Behanan turned in his best effort of the season on Wednesday night. In fact, U of L coach Rick Pitino said Behanan was the only player on his team to play well in a 90-62 win over Missouri Kansas City. Behanan came off the bench and was Cardinal Authority’s Player of the Game.
Rick Pitino tweaked his lineup after defending champion Louisville lost for the first time in 22 games.
He wanted to get one of his players going. It worked pretty well for all of them.
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Rick Pitino wasn’t too happy but the University of Louisville whipped Missouri Kansas City 90-62 on Wednesday night at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals had five players in double figures. Here are a few videos from the locker room:
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Charlie Strong, Teddy Bridgewater, Dominique Brown and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson discuss Louisville's victory.
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